Christophe Lima was born in Queens, New York in 1983 to the poet Frank Lima and social worker Roberta. Following her parents divorce she began to draw as a means of expressing what were complicated emotions for a child. She was diagnosed with Clinical Depression at 14. Within a year of the diagnosis Christophe began to study art, with the urging of her mother, through The Art School at Jerry’s Artorama in Bellrose, NY. She found art to be a soothing quest for self and validation. At 16 she decided to pursue it more seriously. Christophe enrolled at The Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned her BFA with Honors in 2006. Communicating emotions through art is still the driving characteristic of her artwork.
To date, Christophe has been included in numerous group shows in the New York and Long Island Area, including through the Museum of Contemporary Art Long Island and A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn. She is now the Visual Arts Studio Supervisor through Support Expression through the Arts (SEA) of Visibility, a grassroots effort that advocates for introspection, compassion and visibility through the creation and sharing of visual and performing arts. Christophe has also created Long Island's first open critique group through her affiliation with The Patchogue Arts Council.
Christophe is currently teaching diverse populations including young people with Autism, psychiatric disorders, and others with physical and developmental disabilities. She is also living, and creating her own visual language in Central Long Island.